Fossil Minimalist

We like cool watches, sometimes that means lots of features and sometimes it means it just looks cool.

The Fossil Minimalist three-hand watch does not necessarily fall into those categories. This is a special cool watch that we like because it is plain. We do not mean plain in a bad way. Not we mean plain in a cool way.

Because it does not have a lot of bells and whistles it is thin like you would expect in a quality luxury watch, so I guess this can make our cool luxury watch selection if you want to be technical.

It comes in some different colors but we like the plain black for a ultra luxury and spy-cool look. This watch will make a nice addition to any collection.

We write a lot about both Citizen and Fossil watches. Primarily because both of these companies make high quality cool watches at affordable prices. They also both give you lots of choices within their watch collections.

Let’s talk about the Fossil Minimalist.

The main points are it is black (at least the one we like, there are other options).

It features quartz movement with a case diameter of 44mm and is water resistant up to about 165 feet. This basically means it is suitable for short periods of swimming but no diving or snorkeling.

We do not recommend wearing this type of watch while swimming or showering, why take the chance. But if you should get caught out in the rain, no problem and no worries.

This watch features the most accurate mechanical movement and a stainless steel watch band. It is compatible with all 22mm straps if you want a different strap but the one that comes with it works really well and we highly recommend. Why change what works.



Cool Citizen Watch – CA0645-15H

If you have spent much time on our site you know we are partial to Citizen watches.

The reason for this are simple. Citizen makes high quality, attractive watches. There Eco-Drive technology is also a huge plus to us when we review a Citizen watch for our best luxury watch or our coolest watches categories.

Today we want to talk about the Citizen Eco-Drive CA0645-15 Men’s watch. Yes, we wish they had named it better also. But, what can you do. The most important thing is that it is a cool watch with lots of cool features. Citizen calls the CA0645-15 watch a sport watch, which based on the band I can see that but it is still a really nice watch you can wear for multiple occasions, regardless of what Citizen calls it.

It is water resistant to 330 feet and as mentioned above it is Eco-Drive. Which basically means it gets it’s power from magic. Just kidding, but you don’t need a battery.

Below is what Citizen has to say about their watch:

The Sport Eco-Drive watch by Citizen is perfect for any athletic man This watch is made with a leather band and stainless steel case These long-lasting materials guarantee extended use of the product and a satisfied owner The black band grey dial and white hands add to the tough exterior This piece is also crafted with a sturdy mineral crystal to protect the dial and is powered by a japanese quartz movement to ensure you are always covered Additionally this product is water resistant up to 100 meters 330 feet 10 atm which is ideal for those who enjoy water sports The durable hardware and unmatched quality of the Sport Eco-Drive watch by Citizen will help you accomplish anything you put your mind t.

We probably could have said it better, because we are just good like that. But the important thing is we really like this watch and think you will to.


Citizens Watches Official Site

We absolutely love Citizens Watches as a whole we love the brand and the variety of watches and styles they offer.  Although we might not be the Citizens Watches Official Site we think we think as much of their products as they do … and that is saying something.

It does not matter if you are looking for a mens Citizen watch, a ladies Citizen watch or a Citizen Eco Drive Men’s Watch you can find a watch that fits your personality and style. If you are looking for casual, they have it. If you are looking for luxury, they have it. If you are looking for a citizen digital watch, well I am sure they have something that will get your attention.

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Let’s get to our favorite Citizen Watches of 2018 Right now:

Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Watch With Brown Leather Strap

You boldly navigate toward your next adventure in the Citizen Eco-DriveProduct Details Watch. Reminiscent of mid-century aviator style, this mens timepiece has a cool vintage vibe. Featuring a stainless steel case, large luminous numerals and a leather strap with contrast stitching, heres a watch thats a true classic with your jeans and khakis.

This watch has a classic look that will work regardless of how you want to wear it, casual or dress. It will not only tell the time, it will be a conversation piece that you can be proud of.

Citizen Men’s BL5250-02L Titanium Eco-Drive Watch with Leather Band

  • Imported Product Details
  • Round watch in titanium with textured chronograph subdial and croco-embossed leather band with contrast stitching
  • Japanese quartz movement with analog display
  • protective mineral crystal dial window
  • Features date window, unidirectional bezel, tachymeter inner chapter ring, alarm feature, and buckle closure
  • Water-resistant to 200 m (660 ft)

Titanium watch with blue dial Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): In general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving Japanese quartz movement with analog display 43 millimeters titanium case with mineral dial window Pig Skin Leather band with Buckle closure

This is one of our top 5 citizen watches for a reason. Classic rugged design and a watch you can be proud of.

Citizen Men’s BJ7000-52E Nighthawk Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch


  • Imported Product Details
  • Stainless steel watch featuring date window at three o’clock position, dual-time display, and pilot’s slide rule inner chapter ring operated by crown at 8 o’clock position
  • 42 millimeters stainless steel case with mineral dial window
  • Japanese quartz movement with analog display
  • Also features low-charge warning, luminous hands/markers, and Silver-tone band with foldover push-button clasp
  • Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft): In general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving

The company was established in 1924. The founding fathers selected the name Citizen so it would be “Close to the Hearts of People Everywhere” and soon after adopted the company’s formal name, Citizen Watch Company. During the last seventy-five years Citizen has expanded its business throughout the world and has achieved recognition as the global brand. The past twenty-five year period has coincided with the company’s dramatic rise to its current position as the world’s largest watchmaker, a distinction Citizen has held every year since 1986. Beyond sheer size, Citizen is also recognized as a worldwide leader in advanced technology. From the world’s slimmest LCD watch to the first voice recognition watch and the world’s first professional dive watch with an electronic depth sensor, Citizen’s record of “world’s firsts” is unmatched. More recently, Citizen has staked out a new position as the leader in Ecologically Friendly timekeeping with its Eco-Drives watches that are light powered. With models ranging from dress models to sports models to professional dive watches, Citizen Eco-Drive runs continuously in any kind of natural or artificial light for a lifetime of use. Fueled by light, it never needs a battery.

A serious timepiece for the serious watch collector, the Citizen BJ7000-52E stainless steel men’s watch offers powerful timekeeping functions for your favorite aeronaut. The large round watch case measures approximately 43mm in diameter. It has a thin silver bezel the houses a black dial with a pilot’s inner rotating slide rule bezel, which is operated by the secondary crown at 8 o’clock. It has large luminous hands and markers for readability and low-light visibility and dual time (GMT) capability. The triple link bracelet band is composed of brushed silver stainless steel pieces, and it’s joined by a push-button folding safety clasp. Other features include a water resistance to 660 feet (200 meters), low-charge indicator window, power saver function, and a scratch-resistant, non-reflective mineral crystal.

  • Pilot’s slide rule inner chapter ring operated by crown at 8 o’clock position
  • Non-reflective mineral crystal
  • Large luminous markers for easy readability
  • Dual time

This one steps it up a notch on the style bar. You cannot go wrong here.

Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s Stainless Steel Calendrier Watch

  • Silver-tone watch featuring blue dial with world time and guilloche Product Detailschronograph subdials
  • 44 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window. Crystal-Anti-Reflective Mineral Crystal
  • Japanese quartz movement with analog display and light-powered eco-drive technology
  • Five-link stainless steel band featuring deployant clasp with push-button closure
  • Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving

Bring sophistication to your day with the Citizen Calendrier watch that features a blue dial set against silvertone stainless steel.

Citizen Men’s Eco-DRV AR 2.0 Stainless Steel Watch


  • Polyurethane Product Details
  • Bold stainless steel watch featuring textured black dial with date window and baton markers
  • 44 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
  • Japanese quartz movement with analog display
  • Perforated polyurethane band with buckle closure
  • Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving

Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive AR 2.0 Stainless Steel Watch It’s the weekend – the kind where you jump in your sporty, car and go cross-country driving with the top down. Even if you don’t have the convertible or have plans to hit the country roads, you can still enjoy this level of luxury with the AR 2.0 Stainless Steel Watch wherever you go. Black resin accents, pierced leather design and a modern pinstripe design add to the rich and sporty feel of this timepiece. Whether you choose the blacked out version or the piece with stylish cobalt accents, you never have to worry about changing your battery on either model thanks to Eco-Drive technology. Features: Movement: Eco-Drive J810 Functions: 3-Hand with date Case size: 44mm Band: Black polyurethane strap, buckle Case Material: Two-tone stainless steel Crystal: Mineral crystal Water resistance: WR100/10bar/333ft swimming, showering & snorkeling

This Citizens Men’s watch takes a different approach but is still a classic in design. You can’t go wrong.

Citizen Men’s JY8035-04E Navihawk Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch

  • Imported Product Details
  • Light-powered watch with orange accents featuring multi-function chronographs, luminous markers, and digital information displays
  • 48 millimeter stainless steel case with Anti-Reflective Mineral Crystal
  • Japanese quartz movement with analog display
  • Polyurethane band with fold-over-buckle-with-hidden-double-push-button closure
  • Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft): In general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving
  • Synchronized Synchronized to Atomic Clock for Superior Accuracy
  • Atomic Timekeeping Technology with Synchronized Time Adjustment Available in 43 World Cities
  • 1/100-Second Chronograph Measures up to 24 Hours
  • Perpetual Calendar
  • 2 Alarms
  • 99-Minute Countdown Timer
  • Digital Backlight Display
  • Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) Display
  • Power Reserve Indicator
  • Pilot’s Rotating Slide Rule Dial Ring
  • Anti-Reflective Crystal
  • Movement: Caliber U680

Go where the wind takes you with the Navihawk A-T. With atomic clock synchronization for superior accuracy, this perpetual calendar chronograph receives radio signals both automatically and on-demand in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, China, and Japan. The Navihawk A-T ensures that you are always on time, no matter where your journey takes you.

This is a work horse of a watch. Stylish, practical and rugged. Citizen says this watch will take you any where and we agree.

This time our review was about a specific brand so you know one of the primary things we were looking at. Citizen is a quality watch that we have recommended before and I am sure you will see us mention again.

However, many times people as what else do we look for in watches we recommend. Keep in mind that sometimes we are looking for something specific like a Citizen watch in this case but it could also be something like a smartwatch or a steampunk watch or even something more generic like a tough outdoor watch which might take precedence over some of the things we normally look for.

Excluding above, here are some signs of a good quality watch.

Weight. There is an old saying that heavy is good and a sign that a watch is reliable. While we do consider this, with the technology we have today you have have some really quality watches that are very light. So, sometimes we prefer the lighter watch.

Movement. The hands (if it has any) should move smoothly, a jerky movement is usually a sign of a cheaper watch.

Tradition. Mostly this means the brand name. Like Citizen if a company has a history of making great watches they probably still do. There are always exceptions and we have picked some of our specialty watches from lesser know makers that preform well for the price.

Accuracy. Well, this is kind obvious, right? If a watch will not keep the proper time it is not really a watch is it?

We would like to tell you a little more about Citizen. Taken directly from their website

CITIZEN, a pioneer in watchmaking and innovative technology since 1918, promotes excellence and creativity with a deep-rooted respect for craftsmanship. CITIZEN advocates “Better Starts Now,” searching for and accomplishing goals that better our lives. In this respect, CITIZEN aligns with organizations and personalities that reflect the values of the brand including the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, Citizen Naismith College Basketball Awards and National Merit Scholarship.

As a “citizen of the world” we bear the responsibility to help cultivate positive change and on-going evolution to our craft. For over 40 years, CITIZEN’s Eco-Drive technology has served as the prime example of how the brand is dedicated to making the world and its environment a better place. A simple yet revolutionary concept, Eco-Drive harnesses the power of light from any natural or artificial light source and converts it into energy. Using a renewable natural resource instead of filling our landfills with discarded watch batteries.

Here is additional information about charging your time pieces, taken directly from their website.

To view the Recharging Guide for your particular Citizen watch, enter your Movement Caliber Number in the field to the right.

To locate the Movement Caliber Number on your watch’s caseback, see the diagrams below.

Please note that if you wear your new Citizen Eco-Drive timepiece on a regular basis, recharging will be virtually automatic as regular exposure to light will keep your power reserve unending. Recharge times will vary based on your timepiece and the type of light utilized; direct sunlight is the fastest, most efficient light source for recharging. Once fully charged, your Eco-Drive will continue running for approximately six (6) months.

You can go to this LINK to see the pictures and step by step instructions they include.



Best Mens Watch of 2017 Citizen’s BL5250-02L

Best Mens Watch of 2017

The Citizen Men’s BL5250-02L Titanium Eco-Drive Watch with Leather Band.

    • Round watch in titanium with textured chronograph sub-dial and croco-embossed leather band with contrast stitching.
    • Quartz movement with analog display.
    • Protective mineral crystal dial window
    • Date window, unidirectional bezel, tachymeter inner chapter ring, alarm feature and buckle closure
    • Low charge indicator.
    • Water resistant to 200m

This is another classy cool mens watch by Citizen. This is a cool watch for men.

As you can tell from the picture this is a very nice watch that can be used as an everyday watch or even a luxury mens watch.

Another cool feature of this watch is that it is an Eco-Drive. Never needs a battery. Just make sure it gets some light and it will keep running. The watch will recharge in both sunlight and indoor light.

This is a top rated watch that we think is one of the best watches in the world for the price.

Really Cool Watches in 2017

Carrie Hughes Men’s Steampunk Automatic Watch Self-Winding Skeleton mechanical Stainless Steel CH88226GB

This watch is cool just like the other Steam Punk watches we review from time to time. This skeleton design is one of our favorites and even though we try to keep them from dominating our cool mens watches section it is hard to keep them out.

At least for us.

This watch features:

  • Automatic Mechanical Movement.
  • MAGIC Crystal Glass: Color and light transmission of photochromic glass automatically changes with sunshine intensity. The color of the dials becomes different itself when viewing from different angles.
  • Fashion appearance, Steam Punk appearance and skeleton design. Beautiful glass back, insight into the mechanical work movement.
  • Mineral glass and luminous hands. The darker the night becomes, the lighter luminous hands change.
  • Waterproof to 1 ATM

We put this in our best mens watches section but it could easily fit into our best mens luxury watches section as well. This is a truly beautiful watch.

This watch would make a great birthday or father’s day gift. In fact, it would make a good gift for any occasion.

The magic crystal glass color changing is almost like real magic and really set this watch off.

Carrie Hughes watches regularly fall into our best affordable watches category as well.

For the price this watch cannot be beat!

Don’t forget to check out our site for other watch recommendations.

If you own this watch (or buy it after our review) please leave a comment. If there are any great watches you there you want us to check out let us know that also.

Coolest Smartwatch for 2017

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier could fall into many categories on our site from coolest watch (like our name) to best watch (also like our name).

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier features:

  • Always on watch face and distinctive steel bezel that you can rotate to access apps and notifications.
  • Text, call and get notifications directly from your Bluetooth connected watch
  • Make payments with the Samsung Pay almost anywhere you swipe to tap a credit card.
  • Built-in GPS keeps track of your activity and makes it easy to share your location.
  • Military grade performance; resists water, dust, extreme temperature and occasional drops.

This watch is surprisingly tough. Not to the extent of our tactical watches but still very respectable for a smartwatch.

Set up is a breeze and not as frustrating as some smartwatches. When set up is hard you really have to wonder WHY it is called a smartwatch. If they are smart they should almost set themselves up. The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is simple to set up, so maybe IT IS a smartwatch!

It is a little big, depending on your size that may or may not be a problem. I am not saying you have to be a giant, an average size is fine. Just don’t expect a petite little watch. Few smartphones with any battery life and functionality will be small.

This watch as some great speakers. Surprising for a watch.

The watch comes with some good watch faces. You can always download more but it is nice when it comes with faces you will probably like. The faces help make this a cool watch for men or a cool watch for women. There are options that work for everyone.

Answering and rejecting calls works well which is especially good if you are in a car.

Speedometer, altimeter and GPS work well. Again, small watch with great performance.

Screen is bright and clear. Great resolution, again for such a tiny device. Makes you wonder what next year’s models will be like.

You can control your music through the watch and play on your phone speakers.

We chose this model because of its more rugged look. We have this in our smartphone section but this could be in our men’s section as a cool watch for men. It could also be in the luxury section if you don’t mind a smart phone in the luxury section. Personally we do not see smartphones as luxury. Not that they are not nice, we just have a little different set of standards for a luxury watch. However if you choose the classic version of the watch it is a little more classy, mainly because of the band.

Choice is yours.

So how can you go wrong with this great smart watch.

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Top men’s watches of 2017

Men’s Luxury Watch Review.

The Carrie Hughes Men’s Luxury Tourbillon Automatic Watch falls in to our top men’s watches category as well as our best watches for men category.

Why, well just look at it; this is one cool watch. Stylish, functional and mechanical. What do I mean by mechanical, just look at the watch face. Is that not a one of the coolest looking watches of 2017?

This thing features:

  • Automatic mechanical movement.
  • STEAM PUNK appearance (which is what we think is cool).
  • Stainless steel case and strap. Mineral glass and 6 HANDS.
  • Water resistant to 1 ATM.

Now the 1 ATM water resistance is a little bit of drag for us. You cannot swim or bath with this watch. Not that we would want to but it is always nice when you do not have to worry about water. That being said, would you go swimming with a Rolex? Thought not.

If you want a watch to swim in, there are plenty of those at Wal-Mart for $5.00 or so.

If you are looking in the best watches of 2017 category you probably do not want to take it swimming or for shower.

We do not have a top 10 best watches for men section yet but if we did these Carrie Hughes Steam Punk watches would certainly have at least one place on the list just for their coolness factor alone.

Remember this is a mechanical watch, something a lot of us might not be used to anymore. Be sure to read the instructions on how to wind the watch. It is not difficult, this process has been done for hundreds of years and should not discourage you in anyway.

This type of coolness and quality are worth the extra work. Who wants to replace batteries anyway? A cool watch for men does not have batteries.

I referred to other cool watches for men above. Click the link for the watch I am reviewing and you will see some other watches in their line as well as a number of other unique watches that are available.

Be sure to leave a comment or question below. Also, if you want me to review a specific watch I can do that also. Just let me know.

You can find this watch in our Luxury watch section.

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